Police

It is with great sadness, and devastation, that the Green Cove Springs Police Department announces the passing of our leader, our brother, our friend, Chief Derek Scott Asdot. Today, after a good fight, Chief Asdot has lost his battle with COVID-19.

Chief Asdot was survived by his loving wife Angie, his son Jake, and his daughter Ashley. We send our deepest condolences to his family and all of his loved ones.

Chief Asdot was an Army veteran who joined the Green Cove Springs Police Department in 2002. Asdot rose through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 2017. The Chief was a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Southern Police Institute, and held a Master’s Degree from the University of Louisville.

Throughout his career, Chief Asdot enjoyed many professional accomplishments, including serving as a DEA Task Force Officer out of the Jacksonville regional office and serving as a board member on the St. Johns State River Academy Law Enforcement board.

Derek Asdot is widely regarded as a progressive leader who spearheaded dynamic transformational changes at the Green Cove Springs Police Department in a short period of time.

The Chief will forever be remembered as a great leader, an outstanding law enforcement officer, a patriot, and an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be immensely missed. We ask for our community’s support and prayers as we navigate this great loss.

Funeral services will be announced as soon as practical.

Chief Derek S. Asdot; End of Watch 9/28/2021

Thank you for your service sir……


We welcome you to the virtual home of the Green Cove Springs Police Department ("GCSPD"). Whether you live, work, travel through, or play in the City of Green Cove Springs, this is a great opportunity for you to learn more about our department and the men and women who it is comprised of. 

The Green Cove Springs Police Department is primarily charged with the preservation of peace and order in the City of Green Cove Springs, the enforcement of all criminal and traffic ordinances and laws of the City, the State of Florida, and the United States of America. 

Applying the community policing philosophy, via talented and educated members, has been a primary goal of the Green Cove Springs Police Department. The relationship between the GCSPD and our citizens has always been a priority. This website is just one way for you to interact with us. 

The success of this agency is credited to the hard working men and women that make up the Green Cove Springs Police Department. From the uniformed patrol officers to the criminal investigations detectives; from the school resource officers to our civilian support staff; from the communications officers and narcotics investigators, they all strive to improve the quality of life in and around our great city. 


GREEN COVE SPRINGS POLICE DEPARTMENT
1001 Idlewild Avenue
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043
(904) 297-7300


PURPOSE:
 
The Green Cove Springs Police Department, in partnership with our community is committed to the protection of life and property, safeguarding of order and enforcement of criminal laws, through the continuous application of proactive policing practices. The members of your Police Department proudly carry out their duties by exhibiting a professional demeanor, exemplifying their commitment to public service and professional integrity.
 
VISION:
 
To be the premier law enforcement agency in North Florida, providing superior policing services to our community in all of our duties.
 
MISSION:
 The Green Cove Springs Police Department is dedicated to partnering with our community in order to improve the quality of life of our citizens and visitors.  We strive to continually enhance our community relations.  

MOTTO:

To protect with courage and serve with respect